What Makes Readers Give an Unknown Author a Chance? – by Barbara Linn Probst… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Jane Friedman: It’s natural to gravitate to the familiar, and it’s proven that readers tend to buy books by authors whose prior novels they’ve enjoyed. We expect to like the author’s newest book. And we will, unless our expectation is disproven. It’s the other way around for an unknown author with no “upfront credit.” […]

What Makes Readers Give an Unknown Author a Chance? – by Barbara Linn Probst… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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